The AKG D12 VR is the “vintage re-issue” of the legendary dynamic mic, the D12. This mic is crazy as it first of all looks a little like the vintage D12, but the VR has a sound completely of its own. Tailored for kick drum (17Hz -17kHz), but with a curve in its game. The D12 VR has filters that can be activated with phantom power to make this mic useful even for VOCALS. Pretty stupid awesome. Compare to the Beta52, Audix D6, or Sennheiser e602 II.